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religion or afghanistan and we prided ourselves on being opinions and existentialists and beat max and artistes. and he never prepared me for what his life would be if you never told me that his father had three wives and 21 children, and that i would be expected with my mother-in-law. and that women were still wearing burqa is, even though there was reform underway and he never mentioned this and it never came out. when we landed there, they smoothly took away my passport. and i said that as my american passport. and they said oh, it's a formality, we will send it to your home. and i never saw the passport again and that becomes an entire chapter in the book because at that moment i became a citizen of no country with no rights in the property of a large and polygamist muslim family. and i thought the is would be romantic, we would travel throughout all of central asia. i found myself instead transported back to the 10th century with no passport back to the future. i lived gender apartheid long before the taliban came to power. and i understand that that, may indeed, have turned m
, politics played a part in arizona's battle of religion, discrimination and pay rights, but big businessmen may have really tipped the scales. >>> join the club! seriously, clubs for young job seekers. plus google glass, wearable art for tech, i'm david shuster in for ali velshi, this is "real money." this is "real money" and you are the most important part of show so join our live conversations for the next half our on twitt twitter,@aj realmoney. >>> five states have similar scaled religious predom bills before their legislatures like the law vetoed in arizona. about the potential economic consequences of moving forward, already there are 18 states including arizona with laws chmed by religious freedom activists that mirror a federal law protecting a person's right to exercise his religion. but the legislation in arizona would have gone further, let owners of businesses refuse service, against gays and other marginalized groups. think muslims and mormons. jan brewer said her legislation went too far. but business big interests like chamber of commerce and companies called marriott, americ
's right to exercise his religion. but the legislation in arizona would have gone further, let owners of businesses refuse service, against gays and other marginalized groups. think muslims and mormons. jan brewer said her legislation went too far. but business big interests like chamber of commerce and companies called marriott, american airlines, apple and petsmart. in 1994 the national football league moved the super bowl out of arizona when it refused to make martin luther king a national holiday in their state. this week, the nfl threatened to take next year's super bowl out of the grand canyon state again. the next battle ground appears to be georgia where lawmakers are considering legislation similar to arizona's already big business is must mustering. sexual orientation are never mentioned in these bills. atlanta-based american airlines, say, mutual respect and dignity, the 165 million customers we serve every year. delta strongly post office these measures and we join the business community and urging state officials reject these proposals. for more, we go to stephanie stanto
the street. and fifa has religion covered. football'football for men and we now allowed to wear headgear. we have more coming newspaper sports. up in sport sports. >> in let's cross over to al jazeera live in islamabad. tell us what the reaction from the pakistani government has been under? >> well, as you mentioned the committee that was constituted by the government of pakistan to talk to the taliban pakistan committee has welcomed the move saying the talks that were deadlocked has now resumed since the taliban ha agreed to a cease-fire. the government made it clear that it would go for a policy of a quid pro quo meaning if it came under attack it would go after the headquarters. a dramati dramatic development y would now grow to the cease-fire. they said in a message sent to several news outlets including al jazeera. >> and as we're mentioning, there have been previous efforts of peace negotiations between the government and taliban, but is the taliban capable of enforcing a cease-fire on the ground? >> well, they have instructed the various groups to abide by the cease-fire. in fact, aft
shot dead. >> he lost his life for the sake of his country and the sake of his religion. the current rulers are to be blamed. >> reporter: in the last few weeks there have been strikes and protests by workers who want to be paid more. keeping a lid on these would be a challenge for the cabinet. once again there will be a new government in egypt. >> al jazeera continues to demand release of its staff held in egypt. they have now spent 63 days in prison. they are accused of having links to a terrorist organization and spreading false news. al jazeera rejects the charges. and another journalist from the al jazeera arabic has been held and has been on a hundre a hunge to protest his imprisonment. >>> joaquin guzman is considered a folk hero who gave them jobs. from northwestern mexico, how are people reacting to the news? >> reporter: well, we've seen some pretty strong reactions here over the past week since the arrest of el chapo. today, in fact, there is a demonstration being organized a march, i should say, being organized by a group said sin lowans for peace. thousands of people sho
? >> playing with the mix of islam religion and politics, it is a very sensitive affair. when you see a neighboring country, a an ally for this matr giving a media platform, economic support for a very devious group of personnel that have been using the mix of reasonable and politics to destabilize countries, and to actually become dictators. frankly, i'm astonished at the previous official in the segment where he says they don't support dictators. there is a dictatorship in the making. muslim brotherhood is an dictator organization. everybody knows that. but creating the proper platforms, that is a very devious and worrisome matter. >> would this had been as bad except here in qatar there i whe they are very critical of other countries of gcc. is he planning insurrection? >> qatar has given him legitimacy and credibility, and therefore a fan base. a very dangerous fan base. they legitimatize suicide-bombing, and created a lot of verdicts that was against regimes and other countries. if that is not interference in the name of reasonabl religion,t know what it is. he was a preacher bef
, regardless of their religion or sexual orientation in the united states. that's not the case in so many other countries and so this year's human rights report catalogs those kinds of abuses if someone is part of what's considered a minority group for this country or that. it is a very comprehensive document, tony. >> and roz, according to the state department who are did worst offenders of violating human rights laws? >> they don't rank countries per se, but what they do instead is point out what they consider the more egregious violations of human rights. such was the case on thursday when the report was released, about the way people were treated inside syria. if they are supporting the political opposition that wants to replace bashar al-assad they are targeted. if they live in communities where people are opposed to be government where people also happen to live they are targeted as well. the report made a point of saying the u.s. was using both chemical weapons as well as traditional weapons into not opposing the government, they said this is just beyond the pale in terms of the way the
exercise of religion, sincerely held religious beliefs. >> opponents of the bill claimed victory for an open attack on gays. >> this showed the nation that not all arizonians are like extremists, and that there are good people, and we want to lead the country forward, not backwards. >> a statement was issued, praising her decision. >> major corporations weighed in too. apple, american airlines, delta and the n.f.l. all urged governor jan brewer to veto the measure. >> it was a combination. business community and activist. >> it sent a message to the governor. >> and speaking of the business community, supporters of the bill have been saying that there is a lot of support by local businesses. one of our producers here made several calls, 50 businesses, dry cleaners, hair salons, and could not find a local business behind it. >> thank you. we should point out the veto of the bill in arizona does not end the debate open over religious freedom nationwide. it got further, being a signature away from the governor to become war. similar balls failed to pass in kansas, idaho, south dakot
, but they began in kiev and religion has its roots in kiev as well. certainly, vladimir putin was a state builder and someone who wants to reassert to some extent what he calls a eurasian union. >> of the eurasian union. >> belarus, central asia. isthe core of that russia-ukraine. yet within the ukraine, you have , until some days ago, yanukovych was low -- loyal to moscow. you have the eastern part of the ukraine that speaks russian predominantly and leads towards moscow. there are all kinds of divisions here. what i would say is that yanukovych was awful. on the other hand, he was democratically elected. he was overthrown in the streets. he murdered dozens of his own people -- >> during the protests. >> absolutely. he was corrupt as corrupt could be. we are at a very familiar moment we have experienced over and over again, that excitement. it's that moment -- >> we think history is happening here. >> democratic institutions and the norms will take hold. the illusion of tahrir square. one wonders why the great authoritarians don't realize that a square is a bad thing to have in a city capital. a
and demonstrators. >> translator: he lost his life for the sake of his country and for the sake of his religion. the current rulers inky just a e to be blamed. >> reporter: this have been strikes and pro frost protests s who went to be paid more. the cabinet doesn't have time to do much of anything. in the a knew months president elects are due again. there will be yet another another government in egypt. >>> al jazerra continues to demand the reese lees of its staff being held in egypt. they have now spent 64 days in prison, they are accused of having links with a terrorist organization and spreading false news, al jazerra rejects the charges. another journalist from the network's arabic channel has been held since august. he's been on hunger strike for more than a month now to protest against his imprison think. >>> president obama is set to host israel's mime pinster benjamin netanyahu, two issues expected to top the a general dark negotiation with his iran and peace talks with the palestinians, netanyahu has another job while he's in town, to reassure his support base in the u.s. to back h
allowed business owners to refuse to serve gays by citing their religion beliefs. here is what the governor said just minutes ago. >> after weighing all the arguments i have vetoed senate bill 1062 moments ago. to the supporters of this legislation i want you to know that i understand that long held norms about marriage and family are being challenged as never before. our society is undergoing many dramatic changes. however, i sincerely believe that senate bill 1062 has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve. i could divide in arizona in ways we could never imagine and no one would ever want. religious liberty is a core, american and arizona value. so is nondiscrimination. going forward, let's turn the ugliness of the debate over senate bill 1062 into a renewed search for greater respect and understanding among all arizonans and americans. >> many people owned this bill because -- opposed this bill because they believe it provided political will to discriminate. brian rooney explains. >> protest was loud, where the legislature once again they said made
story but prince princed kings begin in kiev, and religion has the root roots in v as well. and certainly, vladimir putin, as a state builder, and somebody who wants to reassert to some extent what he calls awe uration union. >> rose: a uration union. >> that would include belarus and parse of central asia, and so on-- that the core of that is russia ukraine. and yet within ukraine, you have until some days ago, yae, who was loyal to moscow. you have the western part of ukraine which speaks ukrainian and leans towards the european union. you have the eastern part of ukraine that speaks russian predominantly, and leans towards moscow, and the crimea which leaps towards russia as well. there are all kinds of divisions here. what i would say is yanukovich was awful. on the other hand, he was democratically elected. and he was overthrown in the streets. he murder dozens of his open people. >> rose: during the protests. >> absolutely. he was as corrupt as corrupt could be. we are now in the-- in that very familiar moment that we've experienced over and over and over again in rec
for the sake of his country and religion. the current rulers in egypt are to be blamed. >> over the last few weeks there has been strikes and protests by workers who want to be paid more. keeping a lid on these will be a challenge for the new cabinet. it has not got much time to do anything. in the next few months presidential and parliamentary elections are due to get underway. once again there'll be another deposit in egypt. >> al jazeera continues to demand the release of its staff held in egypt. mohamed fadel fahmy, mohammed badr, and peter greste have spent 64 days in prin. they are accused of having links to a terrorist organization and spreading follows news. al jazeera relates the charges. another journalist, abdullah al-shami from the network's arabic channel has been on hunger strike for a month, after his imprisonment in august. >> let's look at the weather - beginning in california, i think. >> we are familiar with the situation that we have in california. and here, over the last few days we have seen a change in weather. we have seen the pineapple express bring in moisture, and
borders that has politics married to religion. >> that's something the uae can't count enance as being a sort of rival to the pour in abu dhabi. the likewise who have a wahabi outlook don't view the misslum brotherhood and its marriage of politics and islam as a legitimate force within their current tree. there are pro-muslim brotherhood supporters in these countries. they represent a genuine political force. >> worries these gulf states. qatar has had kawadari living there for 50 years. they have formed close links with the muslim brotherhood leadership, not just in egypt but across the region. they viewed it for a chance of expanding their interests. the others have viewed it as a threat to their interests. >> thank you very much for that, michael stephens >> reporter: thank you. >> in london there. >>> coming up here on the program, we will be taking a look at the big issues and the big players at the world's largest democracy prepares for national elections. >>> the little boy with big dreams. how a free school in bangladesh is giving him and other children hope. >> start with one
religion, but as thomas jefferson was so shocked to find out, there is one religion that has a small component of it that believes that a sure way to paradise is to kill innocent men, women and children because they don't those religiously like radicals do. it's the reason thomas jefferson got his own copy of the koran that the library of congress still has. he wanted to see for himself. he was so well-read. he couldn't believe there was a religion that had a book, a holy book for a basis that would allow anyone to interpret it in such a way as to kill innocent men, women and children. there have been, to be sure, purported christians over the ages that thought it was their duty to go about and brutalize people who were not christians, but anyone who studies the teachings of christ about how we're to individually act knows those would not have been christians doing the kind of iolence that they did. it's not supported by the bible . what is supported in the bible is if you do evil, be afraid because god does not give the government to sort in vain. individually we're not supposed vi
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